It looks like Marvel is putting the best face on it, but the license owners -- Heroic Signatures -- is going to launch its own publishing arm in cooperation with an as-yet-unnamed publisher. That seems kind of churlish, since Conan would probably still be a forgotten property if it wasn't for Marvel and Roy Thomas.
Well, Dark Horse's books were pretty good, and Ablaze's "The Cimmerian" takes are weird but interesting. Maybe a little fresh blood will give us a different approach. (That's me putting the best face on it.)
Didn't they just put Conan on an Avengers team? Bet they feel like suckers now.
I suppose that's a hazard of bringing a licensed property into your "universe".
I my opinion, I actually liked Dark Horse's Conan comics more than Marvel's.
I haven’t read many Trav, but what I read I liked. I recently bought the omnibus, which is in my to-read pile(s).
It looks like the lucky winner of the Conan franchise is the UK's Titan Comics. Here's the story.